Monday, December 29, 2008

Mailbox Monday--December 29

Hope everyone who celebrates had a very, merry Christmas. Ours was wonderful, and I'm glad I took a break from the computer for a few days. (Bear with me as I catch up in Google Reader, though. I can't keep up with you all!)

I didn't receive a single book in the mail last week, which is fine with me. I was too busy playing with my Wii Fit (my hubby rocks!) that I didn't even notice. I even went to see The Tale of Desperaux with The Girl. Great movie!

But I did get some bookish gifts for Christmas:

Sarah's Key
by Tatiana de Rosnay (from my hubby...I'll be reading this for the WWII challenge, of course)

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (The Girl found an extra copy on her shelf and wrapped it up just for me so we can read it together. Isn't she cute?)

And I even got this beautiful First Class Mail journal from Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit. It's handmade by Iliana at Bookgirl's Nightstand. It's beautiful! She does some amazing work. Thank you Serena and Iliana!

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Thanks, Marcia!

What bookish things did you receive last week?


Serena said...

sounds like you got some great books either way!

I'm glad you like the journal. I can't believe Iliana sent me a little one just for me as a thank you! She's so cute!

Literary Feline said...

I am glad you had a wonderful Christmas, Anna! Last week wasn't a book in the mail week for me either, but as you said, it was perfectly okay.

I am looking forward to reading Sarah's Key. I plan to read it for the WWII Challenge as well (I just need to get together my post and officially sign up!).

The journal is beautiful! Iliana does such good work putting those together. I love her journals.

Have a great week and Happy New Year!

Alyce said...

I got some fun books in the mail last week, but no Christmas gift books (except SantaThing). I own Sarah's Key but haven't read it yet. It's on my schedule to read next year, and I'm really looking forward to it.

Kristi said...

I think I will have to look into Sarah's Key - I am looking for books for the WWII challenge. I am thinking of taking my son to Desperaux this weekend - do you think a 4 year old would enjoy it?


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed *Sarah's Key*. It was a 2008 book for me, so it won't count for the Challenge; plenty of other books out there!

My Mailbox Monday is here.

Anonymous said...

Hey for once I got more books this week than Anna - YAY! (smile)

OK, I got: "The Mind of a Genius" by David Snowdon, "Murder for Hire," by Dana Fredsti, and "A Village Shattered," by Jean Henry Mead. "Mind" I have no idea where or why that came from (I enter lots of contests when blog-hopping and sometimes forget everywhere I've been), it seems to be a mystery/whodunnit by an English author, "Shattered" I got for hosting a stop at my Free Spirit blog as part of Jean Mead's recent virtual tour, and "Murder" I traded with Dana Fredsti, a new blogger/author friend, for my copy of "Isolation" by Travis Thrasher.

Andi said...

I love that journal! I have the "Corazon" one from Iliana, and I adore it, too.

Little House in the Big Woods remains one of my all-time faves. I first read it in 6th grade, and was completely enthralled. All the details about making things, smoking meat, etc. were captivating.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a good Christmas. I've been away from the computer for a few days and my reader is full too!

Anonymous said...

I have to laugh at your comment about catching up with your RSS reader. I am doing the very same thing now. I let too many days slide by and I am paying for that now. When will I ever learn!

Jenners said...

Glad you enjoyed your break! I took one too over the holidays and have been trying to catch up. I'm new to Mailbox Mondays but have been enjoying reading everyone's posts!

Enjoy the Wii Fit! It is a ton of fun ... but very challenging! I was surprised how much of a workout you can actually get. The boxing really left me winded!

Wendi said...

What a cute journal! My husband and I bought a Wii and the Wii Fit for Christmas as an "Us" gift instead of buying each other gifts this year. I LOVE the Fit!! I actually feel a lot better after doing the yoga and balance games! Here's my Mailbox!

:) Wendi

Wendi said...

Thanks for stopping by my review of Hitler and Mars Bars! I really enjoyed the book and found it to be a good look at the children impacted by war. :)

Feel free to link to the review.

Thanks!!!! Wendi

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is such a sweetheart! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year!!

Shana said...

The journal is beautiful, Anna.

Ti said...

I just love bookish gifts. I was given the new Barefoot Contessa cookbook and then I bought quite a few books with my gift card (Holidays On Ice, Twilight, The Last Town on Earth, and Animal, Vegestable , Miracle).

My stack is ready to topple over but I am catching up on all my reading with no work this week.

Wrighty said...

I always enjoy your blog and reading what you and The Girl have to say. I've chosen you for the Kreativ Blogger Award and it can be picked up here:

Happy New Year!

Marie Cloutier said...

sounds like good stuff! :-) I hope you enjoy Sarah's Key.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. I too have 'Sarah's Key' in my TBR pile. Dawn @ She Is Too Fond Of Books sent to me earlier this year. I see a number of us have in our TBR piles, maybe we should pick a month, read it and post our reviews - just a thought.

Happy New Year!

Iliana said...

I hope you'll enjoy filling up your journal Anna. I told Serena that this one is almost a one of a kind as I can't find that paper anymore :)

I'm trying to catch up on posts too so you aren't alone :)

Anna said...

Serena: I love your little journal, too. Iliana is very talented.

Literary Feline: I can't wait to start Sarah's Key myself. Actually, I'm so excited about the challenge, it's hard to decide what to read next. I have so many books that sound good.

Alyce: I look forward to your thoughts when you get a chance to read it.

Kristi: I think young children would really love Desperaux...but you already know what I think. LOL It's been great chatting with you via email.

Dawn: You're right. There's no shortage of WWII books.

Marvin: Hard to believe, huh? LOL Looks like you got a lot of great books! Happy reading!

Andi: Sounds like my daughter and I will enjoy the book. Thanks for stopping by!

Bermudaonion and J. Kaye: It was near 1,000 this morning. It's going to take me awhile. But those breaks from the computer are so necessary.

Jenners: I love the boxing, but I have a hard time remembering the pattern in the advanced and expert. LOL You do get a pretty good workout, and it's fun, too.

Wendi: I agree, you do feel a difference after using it. I have more energy since I started exercising more regularly.

Lisa: Same to you! Thanks!

Shana: It's so beautiful, I'm afraid to write in it! :)

Ti: Sounds like you made out well!

Wrighty: Thank you so much! The Girl and I feel so honored!

Marie: I've heard a lot of good things about it. I hope it lives us to my expectations. ;)

Marcia: That's not a bad idea!

Iliana: Thanks so much! Though now I know it's a one-of-a-kind, I'm really afraid to write in it! :O